UK-themed Macau in London opens after two years of renovation
The UK-themed resort’s renovation continued for two years, and Las Vegas Sands finally got the opportunity to present it to many VIP guests.
As the name of the event suggests, “The Journey Begins” celebrates the start of Sands China Ltd.’s game concession, which will last for 10 years. The company pledged a massive investment of $3.7 billion (MOP 30.2 billion) to finance the city and development.
Many celebrities have taken to Macau’s red carpet, the first time it has affected the industry since the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the guests was David Beckham, Sands’ global ambassador.
Many artists from various jobs were hired to decorate the night. Among them were famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang; famous Hong Kong singer G.E.M., as well as famous Chinese actor, musical theater vocalist and artist Ayanga. At the end of the night, after the “Be My Guest” campaign was introduced to guests, they had a chance to enjoy a grand dinner, and during the dinner performance, the famous British jazz legend Jamie Cullum was performed.
The celebration exceeded expectations. Sheldon G., Chairman and Chairman, Sands. Adelson wanted Cotai to become one of the world’s most famous destinations for gambling and leisure activities, and it seems that he finally succeeded.
A revamped version of Londonner Macau features five hotels, three spa centres, four health clubs and more than 20 restaurants and other dining options. There are 150 boutiques for shopping addicts, so no one can be bored. Conference facilities have also been renovated along with the massive Londoner Arena with 6,000 seats.
The resort resembles Britain with a variety of amenities inspired by the most famous British cultural heritage. The facade was inspired by the Palace of Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Also, the resort hosts a copy of the exact Big Ben, which rings every hour to add to its authenticity. Security guards who imitate the famous Changing of the Guard performances are also trained to do the same at the resort. There are more facilities inspired by British architecture, such as Crystal Palace, Victoria Station in London, and Piccadilly Circus.
This is a new addition to the Macau Casino Resort Group inspired by European cities. We already have Paris Macau, Venice Macau, Plaza Macau.
Robert G. Goldstein, CEO and Chairman of Las Vegas Sands, said, “Sands China has communicated Sheldon Adelson’s vision through the continued development of Cotai. Where there were once 250 acres of empty reclaimed land, we built one of the world’s best tourist destinations ahead of an incredible future.”
Goldstein is confident that the renovation of the casino will help improve the overall economy of Macau, especially the Cotai Strip.